Bye Felicia! Fired Omarosa Lambasted On Social Media, Talk Shows

Omarosa ousted by Kelly in White House Situation Room, despite her denials

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts reacted to the news that Manigault-Newman was planning to give a tell-tale account of her time at the White House by quoting the 1995 movie Friday. Stating that the former reality show star was sure to be selling the story she wanted to tell, Roberts then looked into the camera and calmly said "Bye, Felicia".

"When I have a chance to tell my story, quite a story to tell, as the only African- American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president", she told host Michael Strahan.

Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on national television Thursday to push back against reports that she was sacked from her job as a Trump assistant and director of communications for a White House office that deals with constituent groups.

Before her resignation, Kelly had advised Manigault Newman that changes were forthcoming - including her dismissal, according to two White House officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss personnel matters. She also added, "It's a black woman civil war". Though her duties were not spelled out, an overview of presidential departments on Whitehouse.gov describes the Office of Public Liaison as the "primary line of communication between the White House and the public" that "communicates with organizations, coalitions, and Americans from all backgrounds". Instead she said, she and Kelly sat down in the situation room and had "a very straightforward discussion about concerns that I've had and issues that I've raised and as a result I resigned".

Newman contends that she resigned from her position and was not fired. "So, now that she went on and was talking about what her experience was in the White House and how uncomfortable she was, we got the OK to go ahead and express our stories".

Trump tweeted his support for Manigault-Newman, despite her quick exit. The pair exchanged insults with Omarosa accusing Ryan of being paid by the Clintons (a claim she first made in October, 2016) and Ryan later calling her "dumb" in stories following the dispute.

But Newman appeared to support Trump and denied he was a racist: "Yes, I will acknowledge numerous exchanges, particularly in the last six months, have been racially charged", Newman reportedly said.

Manigault said in Thursday's interview that she had "more access than most people" to the president, which rankled some of her colleagues.

She pushed back against reports that she and Kelly had a blow up at a holiday event, saying they were "100 per cent false". Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018.

Sanders insisted at her briefing Thursday that the White House team is diverse "across the board".

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